Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thrifting finds for the Mr.!

This morning before going to work a little in our community garden parcel, my mom and I stopped by the Salvation Army.  She was looking for a little table to go in her kitchen.  I have been kind looking for a pair of black skinny jeans but haven't been looking too hard.   I didn't find them today but I did see a nice J.Crew sweater I liked but it wasn't the tag color on sale.   Clear tags were 50%.  It is kind of a fun challenge for me to find something that is for sale that I want.  Of course if I reeallllyy wanted something I would get it, the Salvation Army price is great considering most retail prices.  But I didn't love the sweater so I passed.    I decided to go over and look in the men's button down shirt section.  My Mister is not too concerned with his clothes and I usually wind up shopping for him.   He always wears Levi 501's so that is easy.  He has one pair of dress slacks for that special occasion.   But he does go through the button down shirts and will usually wear one until it is holey or faded.   I shop different places for him-Macy's, Express, T.J Maxx, etc. Once I picked up a few of his favorite shirts practically new at the thrift shop and  he was on board after that!   Today I was lucky and found 4, 3 were the 50% off tag!    One shirt did not have the sale color tag on it but it was such a nice shirt in brand new condition and I know what a shirt like it goes for so I got it too.   It was from Express, the MX1, and they sell retail for about 60.00 so 12.99 was a steal.   I picked up a brown one with interesting blue diamond shapes by Sisley(United Colors of Benetton sells this brand) an Arrow fitted stretch shirt and a Nice Billabong plaid.  I think he's going to like all of them : )

Express MX1 dress shirt 59.50   My Price 12.99 !!!

Billabong button down shirt retail about 45.00 50.00   My Price 3.00!!

Arrow fitted, stretch dress shirt  retail around 40.00     My Price  2.50!!

Sisley button down shirt around 35.00 40.00 retail   My Price 3.00!!!


  1. My husband loves those Express Mens dress shirts so I'm always looking for them at thrift stores. I've found quite a few over the years which is good b/c he wears them out so fast!

    Lindsey Turner

  2. Ive bought some of my best pieces from Salvation army. I need to do a blog about the finds my girls and mama finds.

    1. I recently found a shirt for my husband, never heard of it, Material London, and he loves it. The nicest fitting shirt he's ever owned! $ 2.00